Today’s pedal line is from Scott Reynolds. If you have a pedal line (doesn’t have to be in a board) for your rig, please email me a photo, bio, description of pedals and routing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday I’ll showcase a pedal line submission. Make sure you include any links to your band or music page.
I play in a worship band with a silent stage. For a couple of years I’ve used various multi effects pedals with amplifier simulations. While the amps usually sound good, the effects can be limiting. So I set up a pedal board with the analog effects I used along with a Tech21 Sansamp pedal to do amp/speaker simulation. This allowed me to use good quality pedals for the effects I use and get the tone I want. The board is an old SKB that works well except the power connections aren’t isolated. I use a combination of George L patch cables and some generic ones that will eventually get replaced with more George Ls. Signal order is as follows.
Line6 G30 Wireless receiver (inexpensive wireless freedom)
Morley Volume Pedal (it’s a volume pedal, optical so no noise)
Fulltone ’69 Fuzz Mk II (fuzz/crunch/distortion, very smooth distortion, Germanium pnp)
TC Electronic Polytune
Morley Mini Wah (doesn’t take up much room but it’s very sensitive)
Fulltone OCD (lead tones, sounds like what an overdrive should sound like)
Tech21 Sansamp Blonde (gives me the Fender Deluxe tone I prefer)
TC Electronic Flashback x4 Delay (I got it for the ability to use presets)
Marshall Reflector Reverb (lots of options and used ones are cheap)
TC Electronic Ditto Loop (for when I have to solo over chords and I don’t have another guitarist)
The order is a little unusual due to some of the pedal requirements. The Fulltone Fuzz is recommended to be installed before anything with a buffer including tuners. If you put the ’69 after the tuner, it loses the smooth distortion they are known for. Time based effects like delay and reverb are placed after the sansamp per Tech21 recommendation. The sansamp is set up to emulate a fender Deluxe and sounds very close to all the other emulations I have used for that amp. By using a simple amp simulator rather than an “all in one” I can effectively use the fulltones and the flashback delay. The tones and options from these three pedals is just fantastic. I don’t use reverb much so the Marshall has all the options of the better reverbs for less cash.